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Trying to restore photos from a broken S4 (AT&T), how do I go about it?

My friend broke her S4's screen, and wants to get back the photos from the internal memory. The phone does not have USB debugging turned on, so having it attached to the computer only charges it. The ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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i have lost my images by deleting them but now i want them back [duplicate]

last day my pictures were deleted by mistake i have tried to acquire them back by simply logging into samsung account . How can i get my pictures back by using my samsung account ?
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wiped SD card, trying to find text messages

A friend borrowed my microSD card to take some pictures and ended up deleting the android directories. I assumed that text messages were stored on this card. No message history appeared after the ...
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Does rooting wipe the /sdcard?

I recently rooted my nexus 5 phone and lost all of my photos :( I was wondering what rooting actually does. Is it like formatting the disk and updating file tables or is it like deleting all the ...
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Recover data from bootlooped phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9003) that is stuck in a boot loop. It is running the stock Samsung firmware (Android 2.3.5). I want to recover the data (specifically of the Memo application) from ...
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Read content of .thumbdata file

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone. I tried to recover them with DiskDigger, but I didn't have much luck with it (...
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How to restore ColorNote notes after factory reset?

I forgot to backup my notes before factory reset and now apparently I have lost them all. Before doing factory reset though, Back up my data option in Settings >> Backup & Restore was checked but ...
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Unable to restore contacts through Titanium Backup after flashing a custom ROM

I flashed the 4.2.2 version of CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S4 and had backed up my stock using ClockworkMod. I have been able to use Titanium Backup Pro to restore pretty much everything except my ...
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adb for bootloop

I am in the middle of trying to understand the correct procedure to recover my data from a phone that went into a bootloop. I installed android sdk, with adb tools. Also installed ODIN (although I ...
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Galaxy Note 1 - Hangs on start up screen

This is the most tragedic thing ever happened to any of my electronic devices... My phone was dead (naturally) battery charge was zero as I was outside waiting for a friend. I wanted to charge it ...
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Rescue data from an application

I was using Secret of Happiness for about three months, and created some notes during this time period. At one point when I wanted to add a new note, the application froze, and I had to force close it....
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is it possible to restore back to an earlier date on my samsung tablet 2?

My app crashed. So I uninstalled and reinstalled it thinking that the progress would still be saved on the game, but it wasn't. Is there a way of going back to an earlier date like you can do on a ...
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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How to recover lost contacts in android 2.2 (unrooted)

Unfortunately all contacts been deleted, when I check in settings->Contacts-> cache. it was clear.Is it possible to recover contact datas? i didn't reset/format phone. Contact application cache got ...
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Enable USB debugging on Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD Global with no screen

Before this gets marked as a duplicate please consider that virtually every answer involves vague references to things like 'fastboot' that I honestly don't understand and can't find any information ...
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Extract DB from accidentally formatted /data

I had to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (1stGen AT&T), and I forgot to backup before formatting /data. I need to extract the messages DB from it, because I have many important messages ...
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I factory-formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos

One month ago I accidentally formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos. I have tried so many programs like Dr.phone, recuva and so on – but i got nothing, or it required the phone to be rooted (I ...
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How can I recover files from a phone that won't boot?

I have a Galaxy SII, and it is stuck on the boot screen. How can I recover the files on the phone?
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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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Data Recovery - Is the internal sd-card part of /data (gs4)?

On every other phone I have owned (with CWM recovery) when I did a factory reset, it left my (internal) SD card contents intact. I wasn't thinking and did a factory reset and deleted everything. As ...
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How to recover picture nexus 4 android 4.3 [duplicate]

I'm looking how to recover a deleted picture on my nexus 4 ? My nexus is running on android 4.3 Any idea ?
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How can I recover lost Contacts on Galaxy GT-NT7000. Contacts and Dialer App became very slow and battery runs down fast,

This is a RAM issue and lost contacts issue (contacts not saved under Google). The log of text messages with all contacts, since start, is all, still there. My Android version is 4.2.1. I have had 3.5 ...
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Any suggestion on how to recover deleted sms? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just picked my phone from my pocket and it was prompting me to delete all my messages, and I accidentally tapped the confirm button and lost all my messages. I don't have any backup and ...
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How to reset my phone without deleting the game data?

I need to know please how can i reset my android 4.1.2 symphony xplorer without deleting it's game data
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S Galaxy mini 2 rebooting every 12 seconds… I'd like at least to save some data!

A pair of months ago I bought my first smartphone, so I am quite the noob. Suddently last week it decided to restart every 12-13 seconds (literally), as long as I don't remove the battery, and I can't ...
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Help! Anyone know how to recover photos from Motorola Atrix HD? [duplicate]

A couple days ago I went into my camera gallery on my Motorola Atrix HD and noticed that all but four of my photos were gone. I cannot figure out how this happened?! I definitely did not delete them ...
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how to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy Note II?

i had accidentally delete some photos from Samsung Galaxy Note II, i made my phone rooted then i tried to recover the photos using many recovery applications but the results i got don't contain the ...
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I did factory reset without taking backup of messages. can i recover those messages?

I have did factory reset my phone with out taking backup of messages... its all important messages.. can i recover those messages back. if so, please guide me. Phone : HTC Explorer
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Recover deleted WhatsApp media using CleanMaster

So I was trying CleanMaster app for my Android (nexus 4), and deleted the WhatsApp media, later to realize I wanted the images and videos. I do not have a backup of the media. I now want to restore ...
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My phone rebooted itself and I've lost everything

My phone rebooted itself and I've lost everything, all my pictures and contacts... can I get them back? Also, I've gone to my "settings" and "about phone" and I do not have a spot that tells me what ...
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How can I (permanently) remove an sd card without harming apps on the device

Forgive me if this is already asked, but I couldn't find it anywhere. (Most results involved 1 device and moving data between 2 sd cards. I have two devices and I want to move all data off the sd ...
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How to recover deleted files on Android phone [duplicate]

I was a using an autocall recorder app on my HTC Wildfire. I saved a call on my phones SD card and in my Dropbox. However, I accidently deleted the saved call and it was removed from my dropbox file. ...
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How can i access the internal storage (to retrieve photos) on my samsung galaxy s2 with a cracked screen and and broken usb port?

I have no concern for the phone or its warranty as I am due an upgrade in 10 days. I just want to retrieve the photos without paying for a screen repair.
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Remove Sensitive Data From Work Phone

I've moved on from a previous job, and as part of the process I need to return my work provided phone. I have factory reset the phone, as well as electing to erase the SD card. There was some ...
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Can I recover app data after the phone has been Factory Reset?

Without remembering application data, I reset my Galaxy S3 to factory state. Now, I lost data for one expense manager app. Is there any way to recover the data?
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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How can I access my photos/videos from my HTC Sensation XL default on 'charge only' and with unresponsive touch screen?

My HTC was dropped in water and now has unresponsive touch screen. The screen is not the problem, as I've replaced it and it still have the same problem. I can't send it off for repairs because it ...
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I have reset my phone samsung galaxy fit through factory data reset… Now my contacts are deleted

How can I recover my contacts? (They were stored on phone memory.) I have also saved all my sd card data.
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Navigation app is on filesystem, but cant find it on Android

I have an Android navigation Navon Platinum Explorer with Adroid 4.0. I reseted it to factory settings, and the navigation software, iGo Primo, disappeared from the list of applications. However it ...
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temp root to acquire a .dd image of my android phone

I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. (hboot 1.29, android 4.0.3) I found a recovering method in the highest ranked answer in this post: How can I recover a deleted file on Android?. From the ...
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How to copy SMS messages to computer with phone screen broken [duplicate]

I own a Samsung Galaxy S III (rooted). My phone recently fell out of my car and was ran over multiple times before I could recover it. The phone still works. I can turn it off and on (sound and ...
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Using adb backup to recover files in Android

I encountered a situation similar to the question: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. From the previously linked question, is there away that I ...
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Restore SMS from a phone with broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone with a broken screen. I have text messages on it from about 2 years ago (which I need for court). After the screen broke I changed service providers. Now their is no ...
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Do I have any chance to recover this video?

Using Samsung Galaxy ACE s5830 Android 2.3.6 Well I made a mistake. I was recording an important video with my smartphone (the default video recorder) and then I put the cellphone close to my chest. ...
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Remove files from phone that won't boot

I have an HTC Vivid that, when turned on, fails to load. The screen is white with the HTC logo, but it never moves any further than that. There are pictures on this phone that I'd like to save, but I ...
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My SD card was removed unexpectedly and won't work anywhere no [duplicate]

I bought a 32gb SD card for my Galaxy Mini long ago. It's never been removed from the phone. But yesterday my phone removed my SD card. I don't know why it happened. I tried to remove the SD and put ...
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Recover mini paper widget contents after update (2.3.3 to 2.3.4)

I've updated my Galaxy S2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 only to find that the mini paper widget is now broken. Plenty of places on the web explain how to clear the data to get it working again, but is there ...
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“Encryption Failed” on my Samsung Note 2 & it asks me to reset device. Is there a way to back up my data

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from AT&T. At the reboot it displays "Encryption failed", and would ask me to reset device. I cannot access my phone. I have very important data on this phone. I want ...